Working Here

Employees on the Reservation enjoy numerous amenities including working in a stress-free rural atmosphere far away from the congestion, pollution and traffic problems of the Phoenix metro area. Come work with us and help us chart our future as we move to greater prosperity while maintaining our rich cultural traditions and heritage.

Hiring Preference

Hiring preference is given to Ak-Chin Indian Community members and other federally enrolled tribal members. Other than Native American preference, the Ak-Chin Indian Community is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Health Benefits:

Our plan is one total package which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Employee Life & AD&D.

Ak-Chin Indian Community offers a self-funded health plan.

For more information, please refer to our Employee Benefits Summary.


Ak-Chin Indian Community recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Ak-Chin's Masik Ta:s
  • Christmas Day
ÔĽŅ Job Openings

Current Openings

Thank you for considering employment with the Ak-Chin Indian Community

The following jobs are open as of February 15th, 2018:

Communications Officer


Detention Officer


Parks and Recreation Director

Police Officer - Certified

Police Officer

Teacher's Aide


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Teacher's Aide

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Job Announcement (Re-post) #ACIC-18-05a

Job Title:  Teacher's Aide
*part-time, up to 29 hours per week
Salary:  $11.65 - $13.69 per hour
Reports to:  Early Childhood Program Manager
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position

Summary: Under administrative and general supervision of the Manager and under close classroom supervision from the Ak-Chin Early Childhood Development Program Preschool and Infant/Toddler Teachers, assists in classroom management by working as a team player and providing a loving and nurturing learning environment with quality instruction and gentle guidance for all children, including those with disabilities. Work hours vary daily between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday to cover absences and vacancies throughout the Program and assist with children who require special services. May be required to work some weekends and evenings to accommodate special events. This position is treated as a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a high school graduate or GED equivalent, and have some experience providing care for pre-school aged children. Must be willing and able to obtain a Preschool or Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within two years of hire date. Must also obtain First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handlerís Card within the 90-day introductory period. Must possess valid Arizona drivers license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must complete and pass an extensive background check. The ideal candidate will possess a CDA credential or be in the process of completing, and First Aid/CPR certification.

Hiring Preference: The Community affords Indian Preference and Veterans' preference. In applying Indian Preference, preference will be given to qualified Community members, then to qualified Native Americans, and then other qualified candidates. Except as otherwise stated herein, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, or other non-merit factor. Applicants wishing to claim Indian Preference must submit a Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of tribal enrollment at the time of application. All applicants wishing to claim Veterans' Preference must submit a copy of a certified Department of Defense DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty."

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists and participates in the learning process, through training, education, curriculum development and the supervision of all program children (0 to 5 years old).
  2. Assists the Bus Driver by monitoring or driving community vehicles in managing the safe transportation of all children to and from the Child Development Center.
  3. Coordinates with the Child Development Staff on all phases of the classroom to ensure a well-managed purposeful program.
  4. Participates in planning developmentally appropriate lessons and activities for assigned children and collecting data to document individual childís progress.
  5. Assists children with their social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical development.
  6. Assists the Cultural Resources/Language staff in providing culturally diverse activities for the children, such as dancing, singing, rhythmic music, and story time.
  7. Assists Health Education staff during physical education and in encouraging proper nutrition.
  8. Actively participates in Gross-Motor activities with children during physical education, in the classroom and on the playground which includes standing, moving about, sitting on the floor, crouching to talk to children at their eye level and lifting infants, toddlers, and preschool children weighing up to 70 pounds or more.
  9. Maintains daily scheduled classroom activities, and follows lesson and menu plans accordingly.
  10. Eats meals/snacks with children in order to model proper manners and nutritional practices.
  11. Assists in creating a child centered learning environment.
  12. Keeps the classroom clean and orderly by organizing the furniture and materials. Cleans and disinfects toys, tables, mats and other surfaces to maintain proper health and safety practices.
  13. Promotes playground safety and developmentally appropriate outdoor play and supervises children on field trips with teacher(s).
  14. Attends and participates in all scheduled staff meetings, workshops, in-service trainings such as CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers classes.
  15. Attends parent meetings, as needed or required.
  16. Observes strict confidentiality guidelines regarding children and families.
  17. Reports suspected abuse/neglect/maltreatment and other social service related incidents to the appropriate agency, professional, and Director.
  18. Demonstrates ethical professional conduct at all times.
  19. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance program and departmental operation.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of early childhood education, child growth and development, and learning styles as well as positive discipline techniques.
  • Skill in working effectively on a team and as a team participant, and in establishing working relationships with co-workers, other Community Departments, and parents.
  • Skill in interacting with small children in learning and play situations.
  • Skill in understanding and interpreting the problems of small children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, policies and procedures, rules and regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding the young children and their families at all times.
  • Ability to be active and engaged with children which includes standing, moving about, sitting on the floor, crouching to talk to children at their eye level.
  • Ability to lift infants, toddlers, and preschool children which can result in lifting and carrying a child weighing up to 70 pounds or more.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize the departmentís computer software and programs for record keeping and child assessment.
  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office and media equipment, including a photocopier, fax machine, typewriter, calculator, telephone, computer, TV, VCR, camcorder, digital camera, tape recorder, CD/cassette player, record player, and overhead projector to fulfill job requirements.
  • Ability to handle food products, various classroom supplies/materials, and cleaning products.

Closing date: Friday, February 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete and signed Ak-Chin Indian Community application (resume is optional), copy of CDA and First Aid/CPR certifications (if already possess), a 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran's preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #18-05a
42507 W. Peters and Nall Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Fax: 520-568-1051

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.